This could very well be the perfect lipstick for me! Thank you very much to the Estee Lauder online chat consultant who recommended it. I have a huge problem with lipstick. My lips get very dry and are really sensitive. Most lipsticks that say they are moisturizing are not for me. My lips get dry, chapped, peel and HURT when I wear a lot of lipsticks. I also have found one or two that keep my lips decently moist, but give me odd breakouts around the edges of my lips. Not good. These little gems though, are pretty amazing. They keep my lips moist, even when they wear off, my lips still feel ok. No breakouts either. Yes, they aren't horribly long lasting, but they aren't supposed to be. They do last a couple hours, and leave a little stain behind. I don't mind reapplying, they smell delicious and the case is pretty - its nice to pull them out! The Orchid Surrender is a pretty rose/pink/mauve. Pretty perfect for me. On days when I want warmer or at least more neutral colors, the Fig color is a nice browned reddish plummy color that doesn't turn too orange or brown on me. I will definitely repurchase!
This is the first product I've ever used from Estee Lauder that I'm not impressed with. I've used everything Estee for over 25 years, but this lipstick just doesn't cut it. It doesn't last more than 30 minutes on my lips, it doesn't feel good going on, and the color seems very washed out from what I think it should look like.
I will be going back to the other trusted line of lipsticks I've used over the years. I'm pitching this one in the trash.
Ordered a replacement lipstick of one that has been discontinued. The replacement was nowhere near the color I had been using. Was also told the shipping would be free and free return. It cost over $9 to return. Am not happy.
I bought the nectar, which on the website looks like a peachy-coral. It looks nothing like that. It is much lighter. More of a beige-peach. It is very light. The texture is nice and creamy. I wouldn't say it lasts very long though for the price. Like all Lauder products, the packaging is lovely, but I would rather pay for something that lasts.
This lipstick is worth every penny. After buying Pink Seduction yesterday and wearing it all day, I loved it so much that I bought another one today. (The stores near me have extremely limited stock.) Pink Seduction is a lovely mid-pink with a subtle, barely noticeable shimmer which is exactly what I wanted. The formula is not greasy or shiny so it doesn't bleed or feather. It goes on soft and light, yet the color lasts and lasts. (I applied it to my bare lips, not over balm.) I never thought I'd spend this much on a lipstick, but I will be buying this for as long as they make it. Please, please keep making it...
I usually like much more vibrant bright colors but when you want a more minimal look, this lipcolor works. The texture is wonderful for winter with the moisture inner core of the lipstick. I bought two colors and both were flattering and easy to tuck into my small cosmetic bag.
I got the Peach Pleasure color. On my very fair skin, it gives a vibrant pop of color -- I would call it medium (not pale) but still very soft shade of peach/coral -- without being too dark or otherwise overwhelming. The lustrous finish is GORGEOUS. I think you owe it to yourself to try at least one tube of this lipstick! Happiest holidays everybody!